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Summer 2013 Turpentine Jake Book Tour

Turpentine Jack Book Cover

Scenes from Turpentine Jake and Book-Signing

August 6, 2013 @ 3pm

Performed by James E. Hurd, Jr. and Linda Bannister.
Charles Whitehead Public Library
314 N. 2nd Street
Wewahitchka, Florida

Scenes from Turpentine Jake and Book-Signing

August 8, 2013 @ 6pm

Performed by James E. Hurd, Jr. and Linda Bannister.
Bay County Public Library
898 W. 11th St.
Panama City, Florida 32401

Scenes from Turpentine Jake and Book-Signing

August 10, 2013 @ 1pm

Performed by James E. Hurd, Jr. and Linda Bannister.
St. Joseph Historical Society
George Washington High School Community Center
Port St. Joe, Florida

Turpentine Jake Published!

Turpentine Jake, now a publication by the Marymount Institute Press, is already receiving praise. Look for Turpentine Jake on Amazon for more reviews.

Here is a play full of mystery and song, with an epic story and indelible characters that lifts some dark times out of the piney forests of Florida and into the hearts of the audience. On the cloud of an ending that is as honest as it is surprising, I left the theater feeling thankful and hopeful about what theater can accomplish with wonderful material.

—Constance Congdon
    Playwright in Residence, Amherst College

Turpentine Jake

Turpentine Jake: A Story of Slavery in 1937 America

Turpentine Jake by Linda Bannister and James E. Hurd, Jr.

Turpentine Jake is a slice-of-life in the Florida Turpentine camps of the 1930s, where Black workers were enslaved under “debt peonage.“ This is the true story of one man who escaped. Play includes original work songs and folk tales.

Praise for Turpentine Jake

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Trailer Edited by Randy Bobbitt